Recently I received a telephone call from Margaret Braun from Fredonia asking if she could meet me regarding a few nature paintings she had completed, and if I was interested. How can you refuse an invitation like that? When the meeting took place a few weeks ago at a local restaurant, I was surprisingly shocked at her art work. Not only did she hand paint bird photographs with amazing accuracy, but also her drawings were all completed on Christmas decorations (see attached). Now, I know one of the greatest nature artists I ever had the opportunity to meet and occasionally spend some time with was the legendary Roger Tory Peterson, who I know would have been amazed at the product Margaret produced.